(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 04 October 2023) At 3:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon "JENNY" {KOINU} was estimated based on all available data at 275 km East Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.9°N, 124.2°E) with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h. It is moving West Northwestward at 10 km/h. Southwest Monsoon affecting Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. Light to moderate winds coming from South to Southwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

TOP STORIES - Tuesday, October 18, 2022

TODAY’S TOP STORIES (from online news monitoring)

18 October 2022, Tuesday, as of 9AM

1. Marcos wants PHL’s beauty, tourism be reintroduced to the world

[ABS-CBN News, GMA News, Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Manila Standard, CNN PHL] ©PIA-PMU


2. Marcos cites urgent need for Department of Water Resources

[GMA News, Manila Bulletin, CNN PHL, PhilStar] ©PIA-PMU


3. Appointees

-Marcos administers oath of COMELEC execs, Paul Soriano

-Marcos on naming Soriano as adviser: We must show Filipino creativity to the world

-Bongbong Marcos urged to name NAPC execs: ‘Mag-onboard na po kayo, Sir’

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Standard, Manila Bulletin, Daily Tribune] ©PIA-PMU


4. Marawi folk to Marcos: Organize compensation body

[Inquirer, GMA News, Manila Bulletin] ©PIA-PMU


5. PHL logs 1,938 COVID-19 infections, active tally at 25,848

[ABS-CBN News, Inquirer, DZBB] ©PIA-PMU


6. BOC seizes P228 million worth of alleged smuggled sugar

[BusinessMirror, GMA News, Inquirer] ©PIA-PMU


7. COMELEC welcomes petition to nullify postponement of Barangay, SK polls

[Inquirer, Manila Bulletin, Malaya] ©PIA-PMU


8. New LPA forms inside PAR; rain to prevail over parts of PH

[Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, GMA News] ©PIA-PMU


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